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University of Florida (UF)

University of Florida, Office for International Studies and Programs, 123 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, U.S.A., United States
3.96 / 5 based on 114 reviews.
Description:
The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, attracts students from every state in the U.S. and most foreign countries. As a research institution, UF is considered one of America's great educational leaders and is one of the best college buys in the country.


Programmes
Accreditations
87% of students recommend
114 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (114)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (42)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.3/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Les États-Unis étaient, lors de mon séjour et toujours actuellement, dans un période anti-terrorisme. Il n'a pas donc pas été facile d'entrer au pays même en temps que canadienne. Il faut donc préparer son séjour bien à l'avance pour être sûr d'avoir le bon type de VISA. Read Review
adenon, Canada

University of Florida review by adenon

Review by adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, Independent
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Plus facile de rencontrer des étudiants internationaux et d'améliorer ma culture générale
Personal comments:
L'appartement était très de l'Université mais dispendieux. J'aurais aimé vivre dans les résidences de l'université mais malheureusement je n'ai su que quelques jours avant mon départ que je pouvais quitter pour l'échange.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Durant mon séjour à Gainesville, j'ai pu profiter de leurs cafés pour faire quelques lectures, sentiers pour marcher et nombreuse piscine pour se rafraîchir ! Ce qui est à ne pas manquer surtout à University of Florida ce sont surout les évènements sportifs. Il faut absolument assiter à une partie des Gators de football ou de basketball. L'ambiance en vaut la peine !
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Les cours pour undergraduate sont généralement beaucoup plus facile que ceux dispensés au Canada. Il ne faut donc pas hésiter avant de prendre une session à temps complet.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Appendre l'anglais était un de mes objectifs lorsque je suis arrivée en Floride. Je crois que j'ai réussi mais j'ai tout de même du chemin à faire en grammaire. Les cours complémentaire que je prends au Québec en anglais m'aide à perfectionner ce point. J'ai tout de même réussi durant tout mon séjour à m'améliorer et à me faire comprendre par tous, peu importe la situation.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Lorsque tu as l'opportunuité d'être dans un nouveau pays, il est intéressant de pouvoir en profiter pleinement et le visiter. J'ai donc profiter de l'occasion pour aller visiter Everglades National Park, la Louisiane (New Orleans ) et plusieurs villes côtières. Aussi, le logement était beaucoup plus dispendieux qu'au Québec. Finalement, le taux change n'était pas du tout avantageux pour le pauvre argent canadien !
Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Il faut faire attention lors de la signature d'un bail pour un appartement... plusieurs frais de rajoutent : move-in fee, connection du téléphone, etc.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
J'aurais aimé savoir les complications administratives qui peuvent se présenter lors de l'inscription à l'université. J'aurais pu être plus préparé: posséder tous les papiers et m'attendre à d'interminables procédures.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Préparer un budget afin d'être prêt à toutes éventualités. Préparer touts les papiers requis avant de quitter pour la Floride. Contacter les professeurs des cours choisis pour savoir s'ils se donnent encore. Vivre près du campus !



FINAL COMMENTS

Les États-Unis étaient, lors de mon séjour et toujours actuellement, dans un période anti-terrorisme. Il n'a pas donc pas été facile d'entrer au pays même en temps que canadienne. Il faut donc préparer son séjour bien à l'avance pour être sûr d'avoir le bon type de VISA.
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